Art Stage Singapore 2017 - Southeast Asia Forum: Livin' La Vida Imelda by C...
Art Stage Singapore 2017
Southeast Asia Forum
Livin' La Vida Imelda
By Carlos Celdran
Date: Saturday, 14 January 2017
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Art Stage Singapore 2017,
Southeast Asia Forum Exhibition Square,
Basement 2, Hall F, 10 Bayfront Avenue,
Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre
REQUIREMENT: AN ADMISSION TICKET TO ART STAGE SINGAPORE VALID FOR THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE.
This performance takes place within the exhibition premises of Art Stage Singapore 2017.
Ticketed admission to the exhibition applies. Find out more at http://www.artstage.com/singapore/pages/8/visitors.
Places are limited (up to 16 persons per performance).
Please arrive 5 minutes before the performance starts at the Southeast Asia Forum Exhibition Square (Hall F).
Due to the roaming nature of the performance, we regret that late-comers will not be able to join the group once it sets off.
Livin’ La Vida Imelda by Carlos Celdran is a multi-site “walking performance” held in seven acts across seven different places in the exhibition venue of Art Stage Singapore. Carlos will adopt selected artworks in the fair as a starting point for a larger narrative and a literal background for his piece. Using the flamboyant former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, and her grandiose projects as reference, Carlos will examine a period when geopolitics and contemporary art intersected — sometimes with tragic consequences for the Philippines.
Armed with a book of vintage photographs, dressed in bell bottom jeans, and carrying a small boom box playing disco music, Carlos will take guests on a journey that hopes to illuminate the Filipino experience of the 1970s, a time when the direction of his country’s art, culture and national identity were dictated by the ambitions and follies of one woman.
About the Artist
Carlos Celdran is a Filipino tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist. He began his art career at age 14 as a cartoonist for a local Manila newspaper, enrolling at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991, where he began working in performance art. After university, he moved to New York City. Currently he lives in Manila, Philippines. Carlos is an activist for HIV/AIDS awareness and reproductive health, organising and appearing at events to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and reproductive health in the Philippines. In his role as a cultural activist, he is commonly asked to comment in the local and international media on topics regarding Philippine society and culture.
Date and Time
Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Art Stage Singapore 2017, Southeast Asia Forum Exhibition Square, Basement 2, Hall F
10 Bayfront Avenue